Last Saturday night, it was revealed that the Missing People Choir has successfully made it through to Britain's Got Talent's semi-finals this week. Tune in at 7.30pm on Friday night on ITV1 to hear their latest live performance and support this amazing group.
It's been an overwhelming month for the choir. Acing their first audition, they received a standing ovation from the crowd and all four celebrity judges. After an emotional rendition of the song "I Miss You", Amanda Holden said, "I thought that was an extraordinary song, and it must echo how many of you feel, but I'm glad you've all got each other, and I'm glad that you've turned such a dreadful thing into something so massively positive, which hopefully will help other people with family members who are lost." The choir have now made it to the live semi-finals of one of the most popular shows on television and are spreading both their message of hope and their searches wider than ever before.
The choir was drawn together three years ago, to offer the family and friends of missing people a way to express themselves and support each other. None of the group ever dreamed that they would one day be singing on live television to an audience of millions. If the choir won Britain's Got Talent, then the £250,000 prize money would go straight to the charity. This extra funding would be used to further their amazing work, providing a lifeline to vulnerable missing people and to families left experiencing an agonising wait for news.
Players of People's Postcode Lottery have supported Missing People since 2009. To date, players have raised a staggering £4.3 Million for this worthy cause. The charity searches for missing people on behalf of the friends and family left behind and provides specialised support to try and ease their heartache and confusion. The funding provided by People's Postcode Lottery players is vital in making possible this remarkable work.
You can further support the choir by sharing their searches for their missing loved ones, by offering your good wishes on Twitter with hashtag #MissingPeopleChoir, or by voting for the choir on Friday evening's live show. Best of luck from all of us at People's Postcode Lottery!